Faculty Staff Memo
St. Gabriel School ....... May 1, 2016
WEEKLY LITURGICAL READING AND REFLECTION
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sacred Scripture JN 14:23Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him."
Message of Mercy
Agents of Mercy
God’s mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez. 37:1-14)…. Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation, and make justice and peace flourish.
— Urbi es Orbi, Easter, March 31, 2013
What are some of the “dry bones” in your life?
This message of mercy and reflection material is generously provided by Our Sunday Visitor, publisher of A Year of Mercy With Pope Francis: Daily Reflections.
On Tuesday, May 24th, we will have our closing of the year Faculty Meeting. This will be an important meeting in which we examine, study and plan around all current data about our students. So as we determine the nuts and bolts of what needs to be done to close this year, we will also be planning goals and mission for next year.
We will be opening the meeting with Kristen Cozart, Wellness Coordinator for the The Wellness Champions, speaking to us briefly with a special presentation focused on "Sleep" for us as educators for healthier lives. Kristen will also be providing a healthful little meal for us at the meeting!
We will also be continuing our STEM/PBL/RTI integration activities and plans.
And stay tuned for the next Principal Faculty Circle .......
Please be aware there will be new parents with their new kindergarteners visitng our school. As always please convey to your students to keep those smiles and welcoming manners on display!
NOTE: All school eat lunch in classrooms
Crossroads Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
These lessons will be one class period long, during the Science classes. Crossroads instructors will come to present on the following 5 days, and will teach the classes of all 3 grades throughout the day. Following is the schedule.
Monday, April 18 (completed)
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 5
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, May 19
We are waiting for Crossroads confirmation of the exact schedule during science classes this Thursday.
May 2--June 7, 2016
May 2 & 3
- Kindergarten Screening --NO SCHOOL for REGULAR KINDERGARTEN and JR K
- All school - eat lunch in classrooms
- 2:30-4:00 pm Moby Max teacher help with Joyce in CLab
- PTU Skating Event - United Skates in Wickliffe
- 3:00-4:00 pm Moby Max teacher help with Joyce in CLab
- 8:05 am All School Liturgy
- Loft Pre-K Lemonade Stand 12:00--2:00pm, Gr K-2
- Gr 7 NDCL program
- 3:00-4:00 pm Moby Max teacher help with Joyce in CLab
May 6 -
- AM WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE - first period may be shortened
- Student Council Speeches and Voting 8:00--9:15am
- Last day to submit LPDC materials to Beth Roebuck
- 8:15am All School May Crowning, Church
- Last LPDC meeting
May 10 - St. Gabriel School Band Concert, Gr 4-8
- Lake Catholic HS, 6:30--8:00pm
- 9:00am-11:00am - Mini Open House
- 8:05 am All School Liturgy -- Appreciation Mass
- PTU reception following Mass - Church basement
- 6:30 pm 8th Grade "Academy Award Night", MPR
May 12 - Gr 5, 6, and 7 Crossroads Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention in Science
May 13 -- LAST DAY TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS!
May 16 - Grades 4-5 Music Program
- Pahler Center
- 8:05am All School Liturgy
- 10:00 am - 12:00pm Learning Loft Graduation
May 19 - Gr 5, 6, and 7 Crossroads Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention in Science
MAY 20 -- WALKATHON and FIELD DAY
- NO CAFETERIA COOKED HOT LUNCH
May 24 -- Closing of Year Faculty Meeting
- 8:05 am All School Liturgy -- Grade 1-8 Buddy Mass
- Young Authors, Young Artists Night
May 27 -- Rain date for Walkathon and Field Day
- LAST DAY FOR CAFETERIA COOKED HOT LUNCH
June 3 -- Kindergarten Graduation
- 9:00am, In Church
- LAST DAY OF CUBCARE
June 6 - Grade 8 Graduation Day
- NO CUBCARE
- 8:30am Grade 8 Baccalaureate Mass
- 9:30 Grade 8 Breakfast, Church CR
- 7:00pm Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony, church
- Reception following in MPR
June 7 -- Last day of school
- NO CUBCARE
- 8:30am Blessing of Children, Church
- 11:00am Early Dismissal, there will be buses
Snow (Calamity) Days Reminders
Our goal for snow/calamity days this year is to greatly simplify and be consistent in our work requirements for our students.
"THE SNOW DAY 3"
- Students are expected to do work that was already assigned for the day that became a snow day. if a quiz or test was scheduled on the snow day, please post a reminder on your Snow Day page that it will be taken on the day back after the snow day. If you wish to extend that further, that is up to you, but please post that.
- No new instruction or new work or new assignments will be given. For work or homework that was already assigned, if students have questions or problems, they can ask you when they get back to school.
- Teachers post on their web pages by noon on each snow day, any news, information, instructions or changes that students and/or parents need to know about classwork, homework, or other assignments or events. Please post something that either encourages everyone to have a good day, or reminds about regular work already assigned! (Students and parents must check teacher web pages each snow day.)
- NOTE: Blizzard Bags are for new work to be assigned if our snow days are used up.
- We'll discuss as staff ahead of time how to create and use Blizzard Bags if needed.
Please pray for Mamie Glunt in recovery from her shoulder surgery, and for comfort in the death of her Aunt who passed away this weekend.
Please pray for Christine Horne, for comfort in the death of her grandmother, Agnes Zarack, who just passed away.
Please pray for Sherry's daughter Nadia who is recovering from knee surgery
Please pray for Mary Harnett who has neck pain.
Please pray for Lauren Caruso for blessings of health in her pregnancy.
Please pray for Mrs. Swetel one of our parents who is suffering from cancer and her daughter Noella in our Kindergarten, and her whole family.
Let us continue to pray also for each other, as colleagues and friends, and as companions on the discipleship journey of our mission in Christ. We all in various ways have unspoken needs, cares and tribulations in our families, needing big and little prayers.
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Please continue praying also for parents and families in our school community needing prayers. Remember those who are suffering through loss in any way in their families. Please especially pray for the children, those who are impacted by the cares and tribulations in their families, and those who are suffering their own cares and tribulations. Let them all touch our hearts.